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ERIC Number: ED242276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 23
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Fostering Creative Behavior among University Women.
Daniels, Roberta R.
Creative production of women as measured by their performance on six criterion task activities was studied with university women. The Something About Myself (SAM) inventory (Khatena & Torrance) was utilized as a pre- and post-test instrument to assess the perceived level of creativity. The self-report inventory resulted in a total creative perception index for each individual, reflecting a composite of six factor scores: environmental sensitivity, initiative, self-strength, intellectuality, individuality, and artistry. Both experimental and control groups participated in six criterion task activities. The experimental group had two creative perception training sessions, and 20 individual training activities designed to stimulate inquiry, flexibility, fluency, and other creative abilities. Results appeared to indicate that freshmen need exposure to more abstract concepts and experiences. The senior women were more responsible for bringing about changes in procedures or organizations, and took more initiative in music and drama. The 20 creative training activities were found to stimulate creativity. Senior women scored higher on the individuality factor than did freshmen, while the experimental group also scored higher than did the control group. Additional findings are discussed. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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